Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition 2021

Reliable Plant Conference 2021

Going beyond the expected at the 2021 Reliable Plant Conference.

New knowledge. New Technology.
From Industry Leaders

October 19-21, 2021 — Louisville, KY

Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville

The 2021 Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition hosts professionals from across a variety of industries that rely on machinery as a part of their essential operations. The conference is meant to explore new ideas and provide actionable insights so that participants take home information and immediately begin making improvements. Attendees range from entry-level plant employees looking to learn to industry specialists with decades who continue to invest in professional development. Just some of the job titles of attendees include Maintenance Planners, Vibration Technicians, Quality Managers, project leaders, and many more.  


The three-day event provides participants with the opportunity to network with other professionals, gain exposure to emerging technology, and learn new information about every aspect of asset management. The focus is on finding ways to improve reliability and protect the bottom line.

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Monday, October 18th

The pre-conference events will begin at 7:00 am with a continental breakfast. Informational sessions will run from 8:00 am to 11:30 am followed by a break for lunch. Afternoon sessions will resume at 1:00 pm and last until 4:30 pm. Those who are interested can take the ICML Certification test from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.


Tuesday, October 19th

The exhibition floor will be free to explore from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Meanwhile, various learning sessions will be held throughout the day and the keynote address “Condition Monitoring Mapping in the Time Domain” will be delivered at 1:30 pm – 2:20 by Jim Fitch, CEO of Noria Corporation. Learning sessions will end at 5:20 pm. Attendees can then visit the meet and greet reception, take the Evan Williams Bourbon Tour, Tasting and Dinner, or take the ICML Certification test.


Wednesday, October 20th

Attendees have the option of eating at the non-denominational prayer breakfast from 6:45 am to 8:00 or the continental breakfast from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. The first keynote address, “What Are We Doing Wrong?” will be given by John Ross, Owner of Maintenance Innovators, beginning at 8:00 am. This will be followed by learning sessions, and lunch before the next keynote at 1:30 pm. This speech will be delivered by Lee Rubin and will cover the topic, “5 Components of Extraordinary Teams.”


Following the second keynote, there will be additional learning sessions before the conference breaks for dinner and the casino night reception.


Thursday, October 21st

The last day of the conference will begin at 7:00 am with a continental breakfast. The morning learning sessions will begin at 8:00 am and run till 11:50 am. The conference  will wrap up with a closing ceremony from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and the exhibition space will remain open until noon.


For a more detailed schedule, click here.

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Keynote Speakers

Jim Fitch, CEO

Noria Corporation

One of the highlights of the conference is the keynote speaking topics that will be delivered by innovative leaders in the industry. On October 19, the first full day of the conference, Jim Fitch, CEO of Noria Corporation will deliver his address entitled “ Condition Monitoring Mapping in Time Domain.”

Jim Fitch has over 20 years of experience teaching courses that cover lubrication, tribology, oil analysis and machinery failures. He is a true expert in the subject of condition monitoring with over 200 publications credited to his name. In addition to his academic work, he has spent countless hours in the trenches. His keynote will look at the variety of sensors and analytic tools, including the human brain, that are used to monitor machines.

Reliable Plant Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Fitch - CEO - Noria Corporation
Reliable Plant Conference Keynote Speaker John Ross Owner - Maintenance Innovators

John Ross, CEO

Owner, Maintenance Innovators Inc.

John Ross is another well-known name in maintenance and reliability. His keynote, “What Are We Doing Wrong?” will begin at 8:00 am on October 20th. He will talk about the importance of leadership in improving efficiency and continuing to promote progress. Even if operations are running relatively smoothly, there is always room to do better. Ross has distinguished himself as a presenter and writer with several certifications and 30+ years of experience, making him uniquely qualified to speak on these topics.

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Showcasing New Technology

Reliable Plant Conference Agenda - Multi-plant rollout strategy


A “Must See” at the Reliable Plant Conference

Advanced Cloud Technology
Supporting Predictive Maintenance

Meet with industry leaders from Uptime Solutions at the Reliable Plant Conference in Louisville. See what’s new in the world of innovation with condition monitoring cloud technology solutions.

See for yourself how innovation in condition monitoring technology makes a difference in predictive maintenance excellence.

      • Learn how data excellence is key to predictive maintenance.
      • Take a look at superior sensor sensitivity and what it means for predictive maintenance.
      • See how Big Data works for predicting when maintenance should occur.
      • See how to deploy smart technology across your plants with a proven and effective method.
      • Learn more about the role expert analysis plays in effective predictive maintenance success.

Schedule a Time During The Reliable Plant Conference
to learn more about condition monitoring cloud technology and predictive maintenance.

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An Experience You Do Not Want to Miss

The Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition is a special opportunity to acquire new knowledge, explore cutting-edge technology, and learn from industry leaders. It isn’t every day that professionals from across the industry are able to gather in one place with a singular focus in mind. That is why you should take advantage of this chance to learn, grow, and make a positive impact on your own plant.


Schedule your customized technology demo with Uptime Solutions
at the Reliable Plant Conference.


Space is limited.